Monday, March 30, 2009

Polio Women and Girl Development Organization

From allAfrica:
"The Polio Women and Girl Development Organization in Hastings has never received any help from government, and it is now hoping it could support itself with a new bakery.

Mariama Jalloh, the chairlady of the organization, said it started working for the polio women and girls in March 1997 but due to the war there was a setback. It started work again in 2002. In 1999, the ministry of lands and country planning gave the organization two acres of land.

Jalloh said the home is presently facing serious problem in terms of poor medical facilities, which have resulted in the death of many in the home. She said the main sicknesses are malaria and typhoid, along with complications with pregnant disabled women.

The home also lacks electric facilities, which could help them have light at night and even to do their jobs at daytime."

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